More than 10,000 youngsters from across the North West took to the streets to raise awareness of children killed and injured on the roads.

Part of road-safety charity Brake's kids walk project, the initiative is calling for key measures to make our roads safer.

Latest Department for Transport figures showed 1,988 children were killed or injured on roads in the North West in 2016.

Lancashire had the greatest number of child road incidents, 431 a year.

Schools and nurseries took part in supervised walks, holding hands to highlight the importance of being able to walk without fear or threat from traffic.

They calling for adequate footpaths, cycle paths, safe places to cross, slow traffic and clean traffic.

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager for Brake, said: "It is every child's right to be able to walk in their community without fear of traffic and pollution."